The Dramatic Literature of Nawal El Saadawi

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Saqi, 2009 - Drama - 206 pages

“More than any other woman, El Saadawi has come to embody the trials of Arab feminism.”—San Francisco Chronicle

This is a collection that brings together the two plays that led to Nawal El Saadawi being charged with “insulting Islam” in Egypt.

Both works develop key themes of El Saadawi’s work: that religions are inimical to women and the poor, that the oppression of women is reprehensible and not solely characteristic of the Middle East or the Third World, and that free speech is fundamental to any society.

Nawal El Saadawi is a distinguished visiting professor at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

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\Nawal El Saadawi is an internationally-renowned Egyptian writer and feminist. Her book Woman and Sex, published in 1972, dealt openly with subjects considered taboo. Several of her novels have been translated into English. She is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

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